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Quantum phenomena in magnetic nano clusters

Raghu, C and Rudra, Indranil and Sen, Diptiman and Ramasesha, S (2001) Quantum phenomena in magnetic nano clusters. In: Proceedings of the Indian Academy of Sciences - Chemical Sciences, 113 (5-6). pp. 459-486.

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One of the fascinating fields of study in magnetism in recent years has been the study of quantum phenomena in nanosystems. While semiconductor structures have provided paradigms of nanosystems from the stand point of electronic phenomena the synthesis of high nuclearity transition metal complexes have provided examples of nano magnets. The range and diversity of the properties exhibited by these systems rivals its electronic counterparts. Qualitative understanding of these phenomena requires only a knowledge of basic physics, but quantitative study throws up many challenges that are similar to those encountered in the study of correlated electronic systems. In this article, a brief overview of the current trends in this area arc highlighted and some of the efforts of our group in developing a quantitative understanding of this field are outlined.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Proceedings of the Indian Academy of Sciences - Chemical Sciences
Publisher: Indian Academy of Sciences
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Indian Academy of Sciences.
Keywords: Quantum phenomena in magnetic systems;magnetic nano clusters; molecular magnets;nanoscale materials and structures.
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Solid State & Structural Chemistry Unit
Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Centre for Theoretical Studies (Ceased to exist at the end of 2003)
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2011 04:25
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2011 04:25
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/39622

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